President Donald Trump would love to see his face carved in stone alongside Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt on Mount Rushmore.
That's the word from Rep. Kristi Noem, a South Dakota Republican, who says the commander in chief told her of his dream when she met him at the White House.
"He said, 'Kristi, come on over here. Shake my hand.' I shook his hand, and I said, 'Mr. President, you should come to South Dakota sometime. We have Mount Rushmore,''' Noem told The Argus Leader of Sioux Falls.
"And he goes, 'Do you know it's my dream to have my face on Mount Rushmore?' I started laughing. He wasn't laughing, so he was totally serious."
It's not the first time the president has hinted at getting onto the 77-year-old National Monument, next to the 60-foot faces of four presidents who gaze over South Dakota's picturesque Black Hills.
At a rally in Ohio last year, Trump told the crowd: "I'd ask whether or not you think I will someday be on Mount Rushmore, but here's the problem: If I did it joking, totally joking, having fun, the fake news media will say 'he believes he should be on Mount Rushmore. So I won't say it, OK? I won't say it."
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